Who We Are
Our vision is to create an Africa where IT is a local language.
To do this, the organization mobilizes resources and directs all efforts towards imparting technological knowledge in the underprivileged through a “Holistic teaching and learning experience” to equip young individuals in rural areas with skills that will enable them compete on a leveled playing field in a competitive world
What We Do
Tech Era is an IT literacy program that introduces the underprivileged and disabled to technology, to give them the needed hope and potential to transform themselves, their community and, ultimately, the world whilst increasing their chances of securing and managing revolutionary technology-related careers
- Giving practical IT education to students in underserved communities
- Developing problem solving skills and programming skills of High School students through our robotics module
- Training the blind to used technology to empower them partake fully in this technological era
- Building technological capacity of teachers in underserved communities to make more impact
What our stakeholders say
As a teacher, I have always had difficulty in teaching ICT as a subject in school because there are no materials for the students to use. It is always theoretical because there is only one laptop available. Tech Era has given my students the opportunity to have access to computers and how the tutors teach my students with humility and so much care is amazing. I have personally learnt a lot even as a teacher and it is incredible to see the enthusiasm with which students climb the hills of Ashesi for the sessions.
“While an IT initiative is not necessarily a novel project at Ashesi (many have ben short-lived), the angle Tech Era has employed is quite ingenious.
Rather than just focusing on the basic skills needed to be computer literate, the students from Berekuso are given tasks that challenge them to think critically and apply themselves in a variety of ways. An example is one project I saw, where they were tasked to use Paint, an illustrations software, to create their own stories. Such projects not only improve the literacy of the children, but also but also encourage them to think broadly about solving problems”.
I appreciate what you and your guys have done for us since you started this program. We can see you guys have good intentions for us and may God bless all Ashesi students.